Exhibitions

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Exhibitions
Of Palimpsests and Desi Flâneurs

The area of Anarkali extends south from the Lohari Gate of the old Walled City to across the British-era Mall—a wide tree-lined boulevard. Therefore, it encompasses a large swathe of the city and consists of colonial structures, a residential area1 and…

Fabric and Frolic: A case of Identity and Belonging

Fabric, flowers and identity are the threads that plait together the work of artists Adeela Suleman, Bushra Waqas Khan, David Alesworth, Liaqat Rasul and Ruby Chishti in the exhibition Patterns of the Past, Weaving Heritage in ‘Pakistani’ Art. Held at…

The Mutant City

Ask the inhabitants of Karachi for their observations on how their city functions, and one of the more common responses will be that they find Karachi to be in perpetual flux. The city portrays itself as a living, breathing organism.…

You Are What You Eat

As a South Asian, one is more than likely to be familiar with chicken pattices or ‘patties’, and have seen them being served at least at one social gathering. These crispy, golden-brown pastries filled with soft, warm meat filling have…

Chromatic Configurations

Following the tradition of the modern painter, artist Qadir Jhatial mirrors the world around him through colorful abstraction on canvas as showcased in his second solo show Times of the Day. A graduate of the National College of Arts, Jhatial…

The Cosmos Within the Being

The overall impression given by Wardha Shabbir’s work is one of great clarity and order. She works with color fields, geometry and floral figurative elements with extraordinary precision in order to create sophisticated compositions in which nature and geometry form…

Archiving Memories

VM Gallery exhibited a group show titled The Tales They Carry featuring works of four female artists, Dua Abbas Rizvi, Razin Rubin, Sarah Mir and Zoila Solomon. Drawing from their personal histories the artists explored the transient nature of home…

Transmutation of Thought Through Metal

One of the goals of ancient science of alchemy was to purify, mature and perfect certain materials—the transmutation of base metals. Everything in the universe was thought to be made up of the four elements namely., earth, fire, wind, water,…

Flight: on Transcendence, Ascension and Escape

Koel gallery’s recent group show takes heart from Khalil Gibran’s famous poem ‘On Beauty’. Similar to the poem, where Gibran seeks to dismantle narrow beliefs on the subject of beauty, the exhibition’s theme offers an engaging and insightful look into…

Contemporary Intimacies and Printmaking – Reexamine / Retrace

Many things about AAN Gandhara Art Space’s recent exhibition titled Re-examine/ Retrace prompt our admiration. Brainchild of artists and curators Adeel Uz Zafar and R.M Naeem (of Studio R.M), the show centralizes printmaking techniques including woodcut, relief, and line etching…

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